In today’s time when a global pandemic has hit people, everyone is doing their little bit to spread positivity, help and support the needy. The people are using their knowledge, creativity and skills to engage everyone in a positive way whereas the teenagers of Ahmedabad have come up with something unique and meaningful idea. They […]
VACCINATION ACCEPTANCE, UPTAKE AND HESITANCY – COMMUNITY VOICES FROM URBAN MAHARASHTRA (MUMBAI & PUNE)
Since the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, efforts across the globe have been focused on developing a vaccine to combat the spread of the disease. In India, vaccination was made available in mid-January this year and over the past months has been made available in a phase-wise manner to different sections of the population. […]
Compulsory checking of body temperature at public entry points has been a widely adopted measure in the efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Fever is a common early symptom of COVID-19, and the most frequent mode of transmission is close contact with infected individuals. Thus, temperature screening can identify possible cases of COVID-19 and protect […]
Water is an absolute necessity for human survival. However, access to water is becoming critical, particularly in parts of Asia. Some 54 percent of India faces extremely high-water stress. The crisis has become increasingly evident in recent years and informs all aspects of daily life including schooling. Government schools in India face multiple systemic and […]
Children all over the world are enduring disrupted routines during the lockdown triggered by COVID-19 and subsequent school closure. Underserved kids are especially faced with hardships and learning losses due to the economic and digital disparity. Samay (name changed) has also had it harder. The 13-year-old from Sagroli, Nanded in Maharashtra had a strictly routined […]
Community involvement is important to help develop a structured learning process both, within a formal setup like schools and institutions as well as in the outside environment. Researchers and educators have long agreed that when parents and the community gets involved in education, children try harder and achieve more at school (e.g., Epstein, 1995) resulting […]
When Anushya heard that her school would remain closed due to the ongoing pandemic, she wept uncontrollably. Her school, teachers, friends, and her precious books, meant the world to her. In a lockdown, all she held dear would be taken away from her. Anushya S, from Guttur, Tamil Nadu was 11 at the time. Her […]
As an advisor to the Government of Jharkhand on public schooling, I spent the past year assessing schools of Ranchi District; interacting with children, teachers, and parents from some of the most remote and destitute parts of the country. 2020 did not just devastate our healthcare systems but it also brought education systems in […]
HOLISTICEDU was founded with an intent of making holistic education accessible to all. The current education system suffers from standardisation – whether it is content, methods of instruction or assessment. Mainstream schools across the country continue to use a standardised curriculum irrespective of the region (rural / urban, hills / plains). The learning takes a […]
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions.
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions. *The names of the children are changed to protect their identities.